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Psychology is a fascinating area of research. Its study can help you understand human behavior; and allow you to better understand how people think, act, and feel. Psychology  reference resources can assist in understanding important questions; such as, why do people act the way they do? What shapes human personality? How do humans learn and change throughout our life?

Psychology, as a social science, relies on the scientific method. As one of the ‘soft sciences’, psychology fall into the specialized fields or disciplines with sociology, anthropology, or political science. The term ‘soft sciences’ does not mean it is less rigorous. The social sciences merely contend that some questions of psychology seeks to answer questions where strictly measurable criteria is difficult. However, since Psychology’s necessitates a rigorous emphasis on research methods and statistics, it can attempt to answer these questions. Moreover, Psych graduates say that the research methods and ability to interpret statistical results are the biggest contributors to their career success, regardless of whether they pursued a career in psychology or elsewhere.

A great deal of psychological content, taught or used by psychologists, focuses on critically thinking. Critical thinking is considered to be an essential life-skill. Psychology courses can develop the analysis & evaluation skills that are important in business, law, and other professions. A knowledge of human behavior is one of the ‘attractive skills’ for Psych majors have when it comes to gaining employment. Moreover, an understanding of basic psychology allows a person to be a more effective supervisor/manager as they rise through teh workforce.  Studying psychology doesn’t necessarily make you psychologically healthier (any more than studying medicine makes you physically healthy), yet Psych majors do have this knowledge at their fingertips.

For resources in psychology, the Nantucket Atheneum offers, the GALE Psychology Collection. This database provides access to authoritative journal content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology. Student, researchers, psychologists, counselors, and behavioral scientists will discover relevant information from the thoughts, views, discoveries, and reports found in this comprehensive collection. Start researching more about psychology today!